A couple weeks back I reviewed the 25.5-inch HP w2558hc, which I still believe is pound for pound, one of the best values for a monitor out there. Soon after my review, HP released the 27-inch 2709m.
Now the real question is which of these two HPs is worth your hard-earned (I assume) cash? As with any product, that will depend on what exactly our needs are and what either of these are providing. Check out CNET's full review to … Read more
Last month I bemoaned the fact that although the 27-inch HP 2709m has less features and a lower resolution than the 25-inch HP w2558hc (albeit with a larger screen), at the time, it actually cost $70 more.
Since then, HP has curiously stopped selling the w2558hc directly, but the monitor is still available at Amazon and other e-tailers. Also, the $500 suggested retail price for the 2709m was a bit overestimated since HP actually sells it for $425 and it can be found for as low as $360 from other online retailers.
I'm still waiting to hear back from … Read more
Today, we're talking going big. And by "big" I mean, well, pretty big. 25.5-inches big. Yeah, yeah I know. Not 27-inches big like the HP 2709m and definitely not 30-inch big, but still larger than most.
Today we have two new reviews of 25.5-inch monitors, the HP w2558hc and the Planar PX2611w. Previously, I took a close look at the two, completely objectifying each in a physical way. Check out photos for the HP here and the Planar here.
When I first received the press release for the 27-inch HP 2709m on Thursday, I admit to being only mildly interested in the monitor. I'd just reviewed the HP w2558hc and figured, how different could it be?
Well, it is different from the h2558hc, but probably not in the most positive way.
First, although the new 2709m is 1.5 inches longer in screen size than the w2558hc, its resolution is smaller. The w2558hc has a resolution of 1,920x1,200, while the 2709m's resolution is is only 1,920x1,080.
Now, I've talked a lot about … Read more